The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the manager of the Mr. Sign business in Summerville found the vehicle in his lot Tuesday morning. The car was on cinder blocks, its brand new tires gone.
Police had taken the new cruiser to Mr. Sign so it could be detailed with badges and other markings. Shop manager Jamie Lucarelli says the thieves apparently brought the cinder blocks with them and made off with the tires despite the store being in a well-lit, busy area.
The tires are worth about $1,600.
Investigators say they have not yet identified any suspects.